We're delighted to welcome back René 'Ckid' Margraff, the German electronic artist who released on Monotonik back in 2000 (as Crashkid) and 2001, and went on to notable physical releases on Becalmed and Duotone Records, back to the label with a beautifully formed, evocative full-length album, 'Down With Ghosts'.
Full of chanted and whispered vocals and an evocative, almost shoegaze-centric attitude to idm/electronics, 'Down With Ghosts' starts with the semi-conscious drawl of 'From A To Z', before the title track crosses subtle beats with drifting vocals, and things flow swiftly on.
Some of the other highlights include 'Even Smaller', which verges on decidedly funereal, paranoid pop music, and 'Blink', which swirls in layers and layers of vocals, melodies, and indecision, and multiple switches back to the 'Ghosts' formula, with the final one adding vocals, guitars, and vocoders to the mix. This is a mature, sophisticated, and wholly formed album, and we're very pleased to put it out.
February 12, 2008 Subject:
ckid is dead
if you like the more abstract side of things. sorry not so much pop as ckid. and the nofiness is not because I could not do it better...
August 14, 2007 Subject:
I have this on my ipod now, and it is very good.
August 8, 2007 Subject:
nice and layered
put this on my ipod and have given it several listens the past couple days- great stuff, full of texture and interesting touches. a nice atmospheric slow dive...
Reviewer:aaron m -
August 7, 2007 Subject:
been wonderin when some new ckid would pop out. not really one for too many words right now, but wanted to drop a comment anyways. good stuff.